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Old Muscle-Control

Caption: As muscle tissue ages, it loses its ability to adequately repair itself from damage. Instead of creating healthy, new cells to replace damaged ones, the old muscle tissue is left with fibroblasts and scar tissue, as shown here.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Morgan Carlson and Irina Conboy, UC Berkeley

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